The Moorings Sets Sail in Cuba with New Yacht Charters

The Moorings Sets Sail in Cuba with New Yacht Charters

­­By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Cuba Journal contributor There’s a new travel option for visitors eager to explore Cuba: Clearwater, Florida-based company The Moorings will begin offering crewed yacht charters around the emerging island in March 2017. Based out of Marina Hemingway in Havana and Gaviota Marina in Varadero, the week-long all-inclusive sailings will offer groups of … Read more

Policy Isn’t Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Bottleneck – It’s Business Programs

Policy Isn’t Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Bottleneck – It’s Business Programs

By Wes Wagner At first, the sunlit logo of a thriving private business seemed ironic beside the shadowed poster of the communist president, Raul Castro. Upon closer inspection, the juxtaposition made sense–the poster of Raul actually contained an endorsement of private business. In English, it read: “Cuba counts on cuentapropistas as the engine of future … Read more

Premiere of “The Forbidden Shore” At the DC Film Festival

Premiere of “The Forbidden Shore” At the DC Film Festival

The DC Film Festival this month featured the premiere of Ron Chapman’s “The Forbidden Shore”. Director Ron Chapman and his documentary capture five decades of Cuban cultural, artistic, and political stories through music.  More than 40 concerts and interviews are featured throughout the film. Forbidden Shore Trailer from CHAPMAN PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo. Award-winning filmmaker, Ron … Read more

A U.S. Lawyer’s Perspective on Changes to the U.S. Embargo of Cuba

A U.S. Lawyer’s Perspective on Changes to the U.S. Embargo of Cuba

Since President Obama’s announcement in December 2014 of a change in policy towards Cuba, we have been a wild, legal ride. Both the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), plus the U.S. Department of State, have amended their regulations several times to remove many bureaucratic requirements that … Read more